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I haven’t looked at SAMOVAR AND ZEEMAHOOLAH in weeks. I’m beginning to wonder if that is going to be my wintertime project. That’d be fine. I did a major hustle for A SONG FOR MY FATHER this week. I contacted 30 theatres, all places where they’ve done JUDEVINE. So far I’ve got 6 requests for […]

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Dear Friends, Quite by accident this week, I came across the Wikipedia definition of poetry. Here it is: “Poetry is a form of literary art which uses the aesthetic qualities of language to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.” Finally I understand why I’m not a poet and […]

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Continuing this week with the “what makes a poem” question, here’s a poem, a found poem, a prose poem . . . a what? What do you think? That Female Ovenbird* That female Ovenbird who nested up in the woods behind our house and who arrived here on May 25th, left Jamaica on May 8th. […]

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I’ve been thinking a lot this week about what makes a poet and what makes a poem. The problem with a lot of poets, white American poets at least, is that they have no subject and nothing to say. In the early 1960s I was told by a professor that W.H. Auden said if he […]

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Dear Friends, This week was almost entirely devoted to finishing my new website. These things take an incredible amount of time, even with a webmaster. I’m tickled, pleased, with the results. My new, redesigned and reorganized website is up now. You can visit it at: www.davidbudbill.com I began the week by giving a reading to a […]

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